Did you know that second marriages are statistically more likely to end in divorce? Add children to the mix and you have a challenging situation that love alone may not overcome! In fact, it usually takes 7 years for a family to effectively move through this major, emotionally fraught transition. Counseling can help make this journey more satisfying and Libby Balch has helped many families work through the conflicts with grace, humor and wisdom. Helping the biological and non-biological parents manage their expectations of themselves and each other and understand the various roles and positions of family members is crucial in this process. Good communication skills are important as well.